A few weeks ago I made a post saying how/why Gundam 00 sucks, but now I’m forced to pull back some of my earlier comments because damn, it got better!
While I’m sure most would agree that Sergei is currently the most kick-ass character in the g00ey-verse (just as how most would agree that Saji and Louise are nothing more than annoyance that leeches screen time to drag the episode a few minutes longer so far), both Graham Acre and Ali al-Serges have slowly faded away (temporarily, just to make way for Sergei to show off his awesomeness, I’m sure).
And the Meisters actually got some character development time! Sure, the Meisters only developed their emo-selves, but still development nonetheless.
Apparently, the Meisters names as we know it are all fakes. That explains “Lockon Stratos” to some degree 😛 At least we now know he wasn’t born to be a sniper, but a name he later on took up. Now I’m curious as to what the F. in Setsuna’s name stands for… I can think of a few but none are pleasant enough to be mentioned and they are all variations of the same “F” word.
Some Truth Behind the Meisters
Setsuna F. Seiei isn’t really a Japanese like his name might imply. He’s really a Kurdish (but you can’t really tell nationalities or even race in anime most of the time) by the name of Kamal Mazirif. Okay so I no longer have a gripe with his name. I do have a gripe that he just easily divulged top secret information to Marina that easily. Tiera would have a field day if he found out.
Lockon Stratos really is Neil Dylandy, an Irish who lost his parents in a terrorist attack. However, it seems that he had (or rather, still have) a
n evil twin brother. Still not much is known except for what he had revealed to Felt.
Allelujah probably has the most interesting story so far. He is very likely a HRL citizen since he came from the same lab as Soma, a fellow genetically advanced human (aka 00-NewTypes). And, he has a second personality, Hallelujah, the Mr. Hyde of Allelujah Haptism.
As for Tieria, I’ve always regarded Tiera as a she-male and now Sunrise has decided to prove that theory with Nadleeh:
Google “Nadleeh” if you don’t know what it means yet.
Other than being a she-male, Tiera seems to have an ability to hack into systems using his mind or something, which is shown when his eyes starts to glow colorfully like the shiny part of a CD that’s reflecting light.
Veda Veda Veda
Right now I’m most curious about Veda. It’s easy to assume that Veda is a supercomputer with some degree of AI, but what exactly is Veda, what makes it so special and why are the Celestial Beings following Veda’s orders?
Did Veda came up with the Gundam designs? At this point, I would believe that it might have something to do with them. After all, its obvious that the Meisters were picked out by Veda.
With the appearance of Nadleeh, I think it’s only a matter of time before the other Gundam starts revealing that there are more to them than meets the eye. So far I can only guess that Exia’s complete form would look something like Destiny (well, makes sense, especially when you compare both pilots) capable of producing some sort of “Wings of Light” as shown near the end of the OP animation.
Possible Hint towards “Final Form” Exia?
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